Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Holiday Art 3. Derbyshire Landscapes.

The landscape of derbyshire is dramatic in the the summertime, the exuberence of the heather, the texture of the gritstone, the abundance of greens, all topped by the big busy sky. All paintings / drawings  are from my A3 sketchbook.  … Continue reading

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Holiday Art 3. People.

My eldest son. A study in blues. Acrylic & pencils. The dry look of the texture and colour scheme was influenced by frescos. The pose and look are all his own. Started form life, then finished of from quick images … Continue reading

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Holiday Art 2. Architecture.

A quiet part of Venice in a small sketchbook. Made in 30 minutes. Occassional splashes from water taxis outstanding a rather pleasant time was had. The front of a Palladian Villa in very bright sunlight. Rhythmic mark-making. Nice strong shadows. … Continue reading

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Party sketches

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Summer sketches. Surrey Flowers & Lewes Lido

These sketchbook pages are concerned with sunlight, interesting mark making and colour. The first three are images were made in gardens that are growing like there is no tomorrow. How to capture all this? These images were made at Lewes … Continue reading

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Sketchmania.

So, here’s a mixture of drawings that don’t fit into a theme, apart  from they were all drawn from life. We have: A five piece brass ensemble, a friend in the sun, art homework, my family, hand, trips to central … Continue reading

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Sketches made when waiting…

A self portrait in a little mirror. I like being a bit unflattering with myself. No hairbrush, early night or shave for me. The eye is closed as the mirror was so near the two eyes were giving differnet views. … Continue reading

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